Melissa Garren:
The sea we've hardly seen

TEDxMonterey · 11:37 · Filmed Apr 2012
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An average teaspoon of ocean water contains five million bacteria and fifty million viruses — and yet we are just starting to discover how these "invisible engineers" control our ocean's chemistry. At TEDxMonterey, Melissa Garren sheds light on marine microbes that provide half the oxygen we breathe, maintain underwater ecosystems, and demonstrate surprising hunting skills. (Apologies for the small audio glitches in this video.)

Marine biologist
Melissa Garren is a molecular and marine biologist with a passion for unlocking the mysteries of our ocean's ecosystems and finding new avenues for conservation. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMonterey, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.



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